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Democracy Now! Monday, October 22, 2001


Published October 22, 2001


Historian and Activist Howard Zinn Speaks On the US War Against Afghanistan, US Wars Gone By, and the Prospects for a Humane US Foreign Policy
U.S. jets pounded Taliban positions this morning near front lines outside the Afghan capital and a key northern city. The attack came as Sec. of State Gen. Colin Powell, said he wanted to see the Afghan capital captured within the next few weeks before the onset of winter.

Howard Zinn, Continued
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How the US Baited the Soviet Union Into Invading Afghanistan; Or, "What Is More Important?... Some Agitated Muslims, Or... The End of the Cold War?"
It is well known that the U.S. funded the mujahadeen, a loosely-knit group of rebel groups in Afghanistan which included the present-day Taliban and Osama bin Laden, in the 1980s.

As US Officials Blame Iraq for Anthrax, a Look at US and Western Support for Iraq's Biological and Chemical Weapons Program and for Iraq's Invasion of Iran
The anthrax scare is expanding, and hardliners in the Bush Administration are using the threat to press for expanding the so-called war on terrorism to include Iraq.

Iran Negotiates Between Opposition to the Taliban and Opposition to US Policy; and, the History of US Intervention in Iran
Iranian officials are refusing to meet a special envoy from former Afghan monarch Mohammed Zahir Shah.


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